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Currently:
Core 2 quad q9550 2.83
4gb ddr3
nvidia 9800gt
3TB (one 2tb and one 1tb)

I plan on upgrading my video card for sure as the 9800gt is a bit lacking nowadays. But would it be worth it to upgrade my cpu to an i7?
post #2 of 6
Besides needing a new motherboard, I don't see any reason to not go to an i7. But the Core 2 Quads are plenty powerful still, especially overclocked. And the 9800GT is still able to handle most games at decent settings. Personally, I'd look into a new GPU first, CPU second.
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post #3 of 6
If all your doing is gaming I wouldn't bother atm. Just do a GPU upgrade. My 2 Cents
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yeah get a new GPU, like a 6950 or a 560 GTX
    
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The only thing is I wanted to go SLI but my mb only has one pci express slot, so I figured I would just upgrade the cpu if I'm getting a new mobo.
post #6 of 6
Check my Sig rig, works great! I see no reason to upgrade for a long time. If you want more speed Raid 0 is cheap and easy solution + Oc cpu and decent GPU.
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